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Jade Buford Named Full-Time Driver of Big Machine Records’ New Xfinity Series Venture

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – JULY 03: Jade Buford, driver of the #07 Big Machine Distillery Chevrolet, drives during practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 03, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Big Machine Records – owned by Scott Borchetta — will launch a brand-new venture in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, fielding the No. 48 Chevrolet Camaro full-time under the name ‘Big Machine Racing Team’.

Jade Buford – who ran four Xfinity Series events last season with sponsorship from Big Machine Records — will pilot the organization’s entry full-time in 2021, his first full-season campaign in NASCAR’s top-three series.

Adam Stern – from Sports Business Journal — broke the news early on Tuesday Morning, with the organization’s official announcement following shorty thereafter.

Patrick Donahue – who has served as a crew chief for SS Greenlight Racing’s No. 08 for the last two seasons — will oversee operations for ‘Big Machine Racing Team’ in 2021.

Joseph Srigley
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